The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Lacrosse Legend

Naomi Walser has been introducing lacrosse to our class. She is a lacrosse legend. Naomi is well-known within our school, as students remember her from previous years. You can feel the love and passion that Naomi has for this sport.

Naomi’s list of accomplishments are astounding. Her talents were described in the CRD Fall 2017 Recreation Guide as: “Naomi Walser – Anishinabekwe from Beausoleil First Nation G’Chimnissing, Georgian Bay in Ontario. Naomi grew up playing box lacrosse for the Midland Minor Lacrosse Association. As a teen, she began playing girls field lacrosse along with the box lacrosse season for Team Ontario, and represented Canada in the 1994 Commonwealth Games (Demonstration Sport). She also went on to play in four Field Lacrosse World Cup competitions – two for Team Canada and two for Haudenosaunee Womens’s National Team. Naomi has coached all disciplines of lacrosse: box, men’s field, women’s field and inter-crosse; and continues to share with anyone willing to learn. Naomi was the 2015 recipient of the Bobby Steen Legacy Foundation Award for her contribution to Women and Sport. She now lives in the Cowichan Valley and throughly enjoys her days as a cultural presenter sharing lacrosse in schools around the province.”

We are extremely fortunate to have this incredible athlete, coach and ambassador of lacrosse teach our children the sport. They have learned 4 key skills in lacrosse: scooping, cradling, passing and catching the ball. Each session students are practicing and fine tuning their abilities as they become more comfortable with the sport. What an amazing opportunity!

 

 

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Movember Move

This month, the whole school run was called the ‘Movember Move’. Students and staff could participate in the run with a moustache! We teamed up with Ms. Newburg’s class across the hall to create a moustache for the event.

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Bus Safety

Students participated in bus safety with Skye, a bus driver in our district. First, we watched a few short videos explaining how to be safe while waiting for the bus, while on the bus and while exiting the bus. Next, students practiced those skills by going on a bus ride around the block.

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Karate

This week students participated in karate class with Sensei Jordan from Canada’s Best Karate. They learned that karate is about having fun, as well as keeping their body safe and strong. Students had to agree to use karate only with him. They could not use karate on other people, animals or objects. As a sign of respect, students sat with their feet tucked in while learning a few different karate movements.

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Terry Fox Run

This week students brought in coins for cancer research in honour of Terry Fox. We learned about cancer and noticed that it had touched many families in our class. Primary students ran around the school chip track while intermediate students ran along the road. It was a get way to connect our school community for this worthy fundraiser. 

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School Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of year again – getting our school gardens ready for the growing season. Our class cleaned up our garden bed by pulling weeds and grass from the soil, making room for the flowers to grow. Our garden is home to many native plants. They flowers chosen are loved by butterflies, bees and ladybugs. In a few weeks, our caterpillars will turn into butterflies. We will release them into our butterfly oasis.

 

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